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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

andydread Re:Go back in time 5 years (581 comments)

From at least Ubuntu 12.04 Server

apt-cache show resolvconf

--snip

Origin: Ubuntu
Supported: 5y
Task: minimal

Package: resolvconf
Priority: important
Section: net
Installed-Size: 236

--snip

about a month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

andydread Re:Go back in time 5 years (581 comments)

When you install the server from a standard non-preseeded netboot image you are presented with tasksel by default. Selecting only Basic Server, SSH, and Virtual Machine Host and continuing the install supplies you with the resolvconf package on the most recent versions. No one on any of these servers selected to install specifically the resolvconf package so your argument fails spectacularly. In your haste to sound like you know what you are talking about you seemed to have missed the point.

about a month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

andydread Re:Go back in time 5 years (581 comments)

You have no clue what you are talking about. I have never installed resolvconf. If you comprehended my message you would have gleaned that I didn't install resolvconf. It comes installed by default on the latest versions of Ubuntu Server and latest Debian. By the way i've been running Linux on servers since 95, the days of the SLS release so again you have no clue what you are talking about. You sure think you do though but sorry you don't

about a month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

andydread Re:Go back in time 5 years (581 comments)

in the old days if you wanted to set your DNS servers on Linux you edit /etc/resolv.conf and change them.. Done. no reboot or ifdown/ifup necessary. Nowadays? on Debian and Ubuntu at least with the resolvconf package you have to edit /etc/network/interfaces then ifdown/ifup your interface and if the interface is the only one and you are connnected via ssh you are screwed. or you have to reboot the server to get the changes to take effect. Or you have to type a fucking convoluted command eg:

echo "nameserver 192.168.3.45
nameserver 192.168.8.10
search example.com" | sudo resolvconf -a eth0.inet
if you want the changes to take effect immediately without rebooting or ifdown/ifup the interface.
This is ass backwards. I remember the old days when we used to make fun of Windows for having to reboot after changing DNS server settings. Here you have a modern Linux OS that basically requires you to reboot, down your interface, or type a dumb string of commands consiting of echo and pipes. Ridiculous. While i'm not a fan of systemd I hope this shit gets fixed and simplifed with the advent systemd

about a month ago
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Comcast Kisses-Up To Obama, Publicly Agrees On Net Neutrality

andydread Re:Private Links != Paid Priority (258 comments)

Comcast's customers pay to connect to the internet not to Comcast. If they advertise a certain amount of bandwidth to connect to the Internet then Comcast should deliver what they are selling nothing less.

about a month ago
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Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph

andydread Re:stupid germans (419 comments)

here in America we have a major political party that mocks highly educated politicians as "professorial" or "Not a real/regular American" or "Arrogant know-it-all" among other things.

about a month ago
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Comcast Kisses-Up To Obama, Publicly Agrees On Net Neutrality

andydread Re:Private Links != Paid Priority (258 comments)

You miss the fucking elephant in the room. Comcast has failed to upgrade their peering points so video traffic suffers as a result forcing VOD sites to pay Cuntcast for a direct link. You know better so...Fuck you.

about a month ago
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AT&T To "Pause" Gigabit Internet Rollout Until Net Neutrality Is Settled

andydread Re:The modern day "Chewbacca Defense" (308 comments)

David Frum, Bill Kristol others silenced themselves when they advocated for Americans dying for the sake of Israel.

about a month ago
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Antares Rocket Explodes On Launch

andydread Re:That's the part that "counts" (groan) (443 comments)

You obviously know nothing about rocket science. There is nothing routine about rocketry so just shut up please. thanks.

about 2 months ago
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US Post Office Increases Secret Tracking of Mail

andydread J Edgar Hoover (112 comments)

Seems like Joe Arpaio is the J Edgar Hoover of Arizona. What a piece of work that guy is.

about 2 months ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

andydread Re:So they got their reservation using deception? (1007 comments)

Blind faith is not scientific discourse. Blind faith is just that, blind faith. Faith is not evidence based or driven by data. While I'm not for silencing them, presenting blind faith as scientifc discourse is either woefully ignorant or deliberatly misleading.

about 2 months ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

andydread Re:Why at a place of learning? (1007 comments)

I think you confuse reason with blind faith. It takes faith for me to believe that the grass is black though i may see it as green i have to discard all evidence that it is green and belieive it is black. Once i believe based on blind faith that grass is black no amount of reason will convince me otherwise.

about 2 months ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

andydread Re:Maybe it's time... (331 comments)

in Jamaica where I’m from the country is flooded with guns...flooded. And this is an island surrounded by water on all sides.. Guns are outright banned unless you are a politician or law enforcement. Personal gun ownership is virtually non-existent yet the country has a higher per capita gun murder rate that even the US. One of the highest in the western hemisphere. I know what I'm talking about its not a fallacy at all, in practice its a reality. They smuggle them in from the middle east and Africa where guns are ridiculously cheap. It's a culture problem. When popular media and memes glorify gun murders and guns you have a culture problem. Switzerland has one of the highest gun ownership rates in the entire world yet their gun crimes are extremely low. Again this is reality. So the idea that less legal gun ownership = less criminals with with guns is a pipe dream in the western hemisphere or anywhere where you have a culture of crime.

about 2 months ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

andydread Re:gun laws (331 comments)

co-relation != causation. Switzerland has one of the highest gun ownership rates in the world yet they have lower gun crimes per capita than Canada so your point is total unsubstantiated bullshit. Like I said it's a culture problem not an amount of guns or gun ownership problem.

about 2 months ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

andydread Re:In Japan (331 comments)

Oh i see so you have to have "contacts" such knowing the right people or you're shit out of luck. Gotcha

about 2 months ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

andydread Re:Maybe it's time... (331 comments)

But the criminals "the people that commit the crimes with the guns" will still have guns so everybody loses except them. They will be the last to give up their guns. In the town next to where I live a murder/rapist with a gun broke into a home with a mother with her kids in her home. She called the police then She took the kids up to the attic of her home. He came up to the attic and she was able to defend herself and her kids, she shot him. It goes both ways. Banning guns won't change the culture of crime. The problem with crime is the culture not the guns.

about 2 months ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

andydread Re:Maybe it's time... (331 comments)

Well i'm from Jamaica. And like you growing up in JA i have not seen a single firearm except those in use by the security forces. I'm sure you have heard of the gun crime problem there in Jamaica and no there is not "Fast and Furious" program involving Jamaica, and no, Jamaica does not share a border with the USA however the country is flooded with illegal guns that only the criminals have because the citizens do not have the right to protect themselves because guns are outright banned. Sorry to have to break it to you. banning guns from the citizens of the USA will not solve the problem with guns in Mexico. Mexico had a crime problem long before "Fast and Furious" was ever concieved and it will have a crime problem long after.

about 2 months ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

andydread Re:Maybe it's time... (331 comments)

Well then advocate for a repleal of 2nd ammendment. Creating unconstitutional laws won't solve the problem because they are unconstitutional and will only get shot down by the supreme court. Last time I checked the constitution is that law of the land be it the right to privacy or the right to bear arms. Oh by the way criminals couldn't care less about what the laws of the land are because...well...they are criminals. If the law says you can't own a gun in USA you think the criminals will say "oh well I guess i can't own a gun then because the law says so"? The only people that would own guns are the criminals. I'm not sure I like that setup. I'm from a country where they ban all guns and guess what they have a higher gun crime rate per capita than the US and the people are left defenceless.

about 2 months ago

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Microsoft alleged anticompetitive practices agains

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 3 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "We discussed the accusation against Microsoft by Barnes and Noble about their patent attacks on Android. The details are out on the extent that Microsoft has gone to make open source undesirable in the marketplace. Barnes and Noble says that this is not just about Android. According to B&N Its about all open source in general and they have filed a detailed complaint (PDF) with the ITC spelling out what they call "extortive practices" on the part of Microsoft against open source. Now we have a list of the actual patents in question and B&N explaining how each one of these patents are invalid."
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Microsoft collects more royaties for Linux

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 3 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "Microsoft patent campaign against Linux has ramped up. Wtih 4 more Linux licensees. TomTom and Buffalo among others were snared in the past now the latest victim is Winstron a ODM that has signed a patent license to use ChromeOS and Android."
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Microsoft charging royalties for Linux.

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 4 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "It seems Microsoft's campaign to scare manufacturers away from open source and Linux in particular is proceeding at full force. The latest news is from Digitimes out of Taiwan. Apparently Microsoft is threating Acer and Asustek to pay Microsoft a "License Fee" for the privilege of deploying Linux on their devices. This time in the form of Android and Chorme OS. So basically this campaign is spreading to PC vendors now. What are the implications of this? Does this mean that if I build PCs with Linux (Ubuntu/ChromeOS/Fedora and sell them I am at risk of getting sued by Microsoft? "But because Acer and Asustek are international vendors of netbook PCs, the actual motivation of Microsoft's royalty charge is to keep Acer and Asustek from using Google Android or Chrome OS instead of Windows Mobile for their netbook or tablet PCs, the sources pointed out.""
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I-O Data pays Microsoft for a Linux patent license

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 4 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "We just hear about the Linux patent license that Amazon purchased from Microsoft for the right to use Linux on its devices. Now it seems I-O Data is the latest to purchase a license from Microsoft for permission to use Linux. "We're pleased to reach this agreement with I-O Data, said David Kaefer, general manager of Intellectual Property Licensing at Microsoft. Microsoft has a strong track record of collaboration with companies running Linux-based offerings, and this agreement is a reflection of our commitment to partner with industry leaders around the world.""
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Microsoft collects more license fees for Linux.

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 3 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "We have seen that several companies have paid for Linux patent licenses from Microsoft. It seems that Microsoft is continuing with this strategy to put a cost on using linux.
Now it looks like Amazon has joined the party. They apparently have paid for a patent license from Microsoft for Linux servers. How long are the responsible parties going to put up with this from Microsoft? Can anything really be done about this issue?"

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